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Overused Animal stereotypes
« on: June 29, 2018, 07:52:00 PM »
Fiction has alot of overused cliches for the Animal Kingdom. what are the stereotypes you find to be the most annoying. Some I find annoying are Predators are evil because they eat meat, Herbivores are the friendly heroes, Monkeys make Chimpanzee sounds, Rabbits only eat carrots, Hyena's have dog barking sounds.

What do you think of these being so overused.

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 08:45:07 PM »
I don't know if predators being villains is actually overused. Many of the heroes in such movies are predators. Lions, penguins, wolves, bears, all heroes in major movies, all meat eaters. What IS odd is that in worlds with talking animals, is that the prey of heroic predators tend to be voiceless. If it's a movie about talking bears, the fish are just fish, for example.

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 01:42:34 AM »
I don't know if predators being villains is actually overused. Many of the heroes in such movies are predators. Lions, penguins, wolves, bears, all heroes in major movies, all meat eaters. What IS odd is that in worlds with talking animals, is that the prey of heroic predators tend to be voiceless. If it's a movie about talking bears, the fish are just fish, for example.

Unless, your name is Nemo and Will smith is in the movie. 
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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 01:54:06 AM »
Cat nap. Dogs are some serious snoozers!
Eat like a bird. Birds eat a LOT, to fuel all their flying.

Snakes get a raw deal in general. Low down dirty, in the grass.

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 07:11:36 PM »
Penguins are predators? Holy fuck!

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 12:03:32 AM »
Cat nap. Dogs are some serious snoozers!
Eat like a bird. Birds eat a LOT, to fuel all their flying.

Snakes get a raw deal in general. Low down dirty, in the grass.

Has there ever been an example of a good snake?

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 12:08:25 AM »
Master Viper in Kung Fu Panda

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 12:46:54 AM »
Cat nap. Dogs are some serious snoozers!
Eat like a bird. Birds eat a LOT, to fuel all their flying.

Snakes get a raw deal in general. Low down dirty, in the grass.

Has there ever been an example of a good snake?
I’ve seen it argued the one in the Garden of Eden was only trying to give Adam & Eve knowledge God had kept from them for no reason.

But yeah, Master Viper works!

 

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 10:02:37 AM »
Cat nap. Dogs are some serious snoozers!
Eat like a bird. Birds eat a LOT, to fuel all their flying.

Snakes get a raw deal in general. Low down dirty, in the grass.

Has there ever been an example of a good snake?

There's Kaa in the Jungle Book (that you read, not watch)

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 10:51:53 AM »
Didn't Kaa want to strangle Mowgli?

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 11:12:43 AM »

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 11:16:49 AM »
I stand corrected. Question redacted.

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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 11:24:55 AM »
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Penguins are predators? Holy fuck!

They were until Lobo fragged them all.


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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 11:56:34 AM »
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Re: Overused Animal stereotypes
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 12:25:10 PM »
Lets not forget the self hating predators like Rex from We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story.



Zootopia also has that same bullshit as A Dinosaur story, predatory animals feeling ashamed of being carnivores.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2018, 12:29:23 PM by ultrabender »